Category Archives: Fiction

Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of January 8th, 2012

On Being a Writer/Craft On agent Rachelle Gardner’s site, a wonderful post by writer Billy Coffey: Needs, Wants and Pretty Blue Pens. Writer Aimee Salter on self-editing: Seek and Destroy Word List. (via twitter.) Self-Publishing/Publishing Once again, writer Chuck Wendig … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up: Week of 12/25/11

Publishing Nate Hoffelder, on The Digital Reader, giving up on defending Amazon’s business practices: Amazon Caught Bullying Suppliers (Again). (via Jackie Blem on Facebook.) Sarah Green, Harvard Business Review: Amazon Should Partner With Independent Bookstores. Writer LJ Sellers on the … Continue reading

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What Novelists Can Learn From the Oscars

I’ve recently torn apart my urban fantasy novel and tried to put it back together better, stronger, faster. The main character, our hero, had way too much support going into his final confrontation with the Big Bad. I’ve always loved … Continue reading

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The Writing Feedback I Give Over and Over Again

Whether at critique group or as a contest judge, I find myself tempted to make macros of the following tidbits I’ve learned over the years. A lot of it is familiar from other writers, and agents, editors, writing gurus and … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 11/20/11

My best of the web for writers this week. Hope it’s helpful. Social Media From the Red Pen of Doom guy, who’s name is actually Guy (Bergstrom), on Why Blog Hits DON’T REALLY MATTER. From writer Christina Katz: Platform and … Continue reading

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Twitter and Selling Books: My Response to the Red Pen of Doom Guy

A few days ago, a blog post was linked on the social networks I follow; could have been the twitter, could have been the book of face, was probably both. It definitely was NOT the New York Times or a … Continue reading

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Weekly Writer’s Round-Up; Week of 10/30/11

Here’s my compendium of the best of the web for writers this week: Barry Eisler on JA Konrath’s blog:“Why are so many authors afraid of a possible publishing monopoly while sanguine about a real one?” Writer Courtney Milan on Barry … Continue reading

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Weekly Writing Round-Up Week of 10/23/11

Here’s some of the coolest stuff I found about writing and publishing on the web this week. Writer Harry Connolly on writers and self-promotion. (Via Chuck Wendig on Twitter.) Writer Bob Mayer on whether the current self-publishing models are sustainable. … Continue reading

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